He wonders why he is so mean with Hassan and although he regrets, he cannot stop being like that, and in some instances he even justifies himself. The phrase “He’s only a Hazara” said by Amir after not helping Hassan when he is sexually attacked, is an evidence of that. As stated at the beginnig, betrayal is also the main theme in the poem of the same name written by Frank P. Whyte. This theme is developed through it as it occurs
The negative attitude towards Mr. Collins is due to his obvious insensibility and his serious obligations to Lady Catherine. She hates Mr. Darcy too, for several reasons like his extreme pride and breaking up the unity between her sister and Mr. Bingley. But both the gentlemen, unaware of her mindset, expect that Elizabeth would readily accept the offers. Furthermore, both the gentlemen possess a high account of their social back ground and have a feeling that Elizabeth is much inferior in her status. For instance, Mr. Collins says recovering Lady Catherine’s words, “Let her be an active…..not brought up high” justifying his choice.
He is honest of what he is saying. And also he is reflective because he has use himself as an example to show how much he dislike it, which is a great example to explain why he doesn’t like it. “In a job like that you see the dirty work of empire at close quarters.” * The reason why I choose “C. lugubrious and regretful” is because I’m totally guessing at that time. Well, he is kind of sad about his life by doing the thing he doesn’t like, which is kind of lugubrious.
Dimmesdale's character is used to demonstrate how the guilt caused by concealing ones sin can cause much harm to both the physical and emotionalstate of a person. Through this idea, Hawthorne exemplifies the importance of confessing to a sin and taking responsibility for ones actions to get rid of any unnecessary suffering. Throughout the novel, the guilt and shame that is associated with concealing his sin of adultery eats Dimmesdale away emotionally. This is shown when he tells Hester that his scarlet letter “burns in secret”(151), which shows the emotional toll the secrecy of his sins has had on Dimmesdale. He wears a scarlet letter on his soul which ruins his inner self more than any scarlet letter worn in public and this internal scarlet letter greatly contributes to the increasing decay of his soul.
In Darlington Hall, Lord Darlington made monumental mistakes in the name of the country and believed he was accomplishing something good and positive until he realized that he was indeed “out of his depth” and with his sickness overcoming him he passes away leaving Stevens alone to survey the extent of Darlington’s “good will” which was nothing but incompetent decisions made by an amateur. “The Remains of the Day” is an insightful book on the statement of how people lie to themselves to make failures palatable and creates a rich environment full of painful but deeply embedded memories that each character has to relive in order to come to terms with themselves and each other.
Aunty Jean is significant in communicating to the reader how negative Martyn’s view of authority figures is, because using his interaction with her as source material the reader can see his mistrust and hatred of Aunty Jean, therefore it is clear that Martyn views Aunty Jean in a very negative way: ‘Thought of Aunty Jean made my stomach turn.’ The verb ‘turn’ describes Martyn’s uneasiness and the fact that he feels physically unwell at the thought of having to live with Aunty Jean. We the reader are able to deduce from this, just how much Martyn’s opinion of her has been negatively impacted by his father’s views. Martyn has no reason to suspect that Aunty Jean would be cruel to him or that she would be worse to live with, all of his hatred and wariness about her stems directly from his father’s own opinion and what he has heard his father say about her. Therefore Aunty Jean is central to the reader’s understanding of Martyn’s immature outlook on adult figures, and how much living with an alcoholic father has shaped his view of authority figures. Brooks also presents her through Martyn’s perspective as evil and sub-humanly disgusted, the thought of her makes him feel physically ill, in order to show how much Martyn needs her to prove his assumptions wrong so that he can grow up and mature.